Wednesday, January 2, 2013

What's For Breakfast? Eggnog French Toast!

Oh how I love the holidays...and eggnog....and French toast.... So I thought to myself, "Why not combine eggnog & French toast?"

Why not indeed! So, I set out to fulfill my tummy's desire for the combination that has since made me happy from taste buds to tummy. And here is the recipe of the wonderfulness of Eggnog French Toast:

It's hard to get down to fewer ingredients than this! One egg, your favorite eggnog and a couple of pieces of bread-I like wheat, but use what you will. (Oh yeah, if you're like me add a little bit of cinnamon and nutmeg just to spice it up a bit) And if you decide to make this for more than yourself, just double, triple or quadruple the recipe.

Grab a medium bowl. I prefer to use an empty pie tin. Add your egg and beat until light and fluffy.

Add 1/4 cup of your favorite eggnog. Again, beat until well mixed.

 Alright, this next step is optional...add cinnamon or nutmeg and beat until well blended into the batter.

Here's our set-up for production...a baking dish (or plate) to place battered bread, bowl of batter and our starting point of bread.


 Take a slice of bread, my choice is wheat, and place it into the batter. Allow the bread to soak in the batter for approximately 1 minute, then turn over the bread slice and allow the other side to soak for an additional 30 seconds.

This is the goodness of cinnamon and nutmeg...oh, how I love French toast! Once the first slice is well coated, remove it and place off to the side on a baking dish or plate. Repeat steps with the 2nd bread slice.

Preheat a skillet over medium heat. Add a pat of butter (1 teaspoon) and allow it to melt completely.

Add the first slice of our battered bread.

Almost immediately the wondrous aroma of the eggnog, cinnamon and nutmeg start to waft up from the skillet.

 Would you just look at that beautiful, bubbly butter doing it's magic!

After giving the toast about 5 minutes on the first side, go ahead and flip it over. This is the picture you should see when you do...golden and toasty good.

Give the newly flipped side about 5 minutes to cook through. The last thing you want is soggy French toast. And when the time is up, this is the picture you should see when you flip the toast to check the doneness. Time to do the whole cooking process again with the second slice of battered bread.

In the meantime, go ahead and butter & syrup your delectable slice of eggnog French toast. (you could add a sprinkling of powdered sugar, but I really think it takes away from the eggnog)

 Enjoy, enjoy & enjoy!

Egg Nog French Toast

Servings: 2 slices of French Toast
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 8-10 minutes

1 Egg
1/4 cup Eggnog
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon, ground (optional)
1/16 tsp. Nutmeg (a pinch), freshly grated
2 Slices of Bread

In a medium bowl (or pie tin), beat 1 egg until fluffy.

Add eggnog to bowl. Blend into egg until well incorporated.

Add cinnamon and nutmeg, mix well.

Take 1 slice of bread and place in the egg mixture. Allow the bread to soak for 1 minute, then turn over and allow the other side to soak for an additional 30 seconds.

Remove coated bread slice and place off to the side on a baking dish or plate.

Repeat steps with the second bread slice.

Add a slice of butter (1 tsp.) to a skillet over medium heat.

Place prepared slice in the skillet and allow to cook for approx. 5 minutes on each side until golden brown. (repeat with second bread slice)

Remove from skillet and serve immediately with butter & syrup.

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